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Alan Joyce must be held to account for Trashing Qantas

July 19, 2022

THE ANNUAL SALARY OF $24 MILLION DOLLARS is quite the reward for single-handedly destroying what was once regarded as the world’s leading airline and national flagship carrier with a reputation many other airlines could only look upon with envy.

Today however, Qantas’ reputation lies in tatters thanks to the brutal and negligent management of its CEO Alan Joyce.

As with most other airlines, booking and paying for a Qantas flight online is relatively straightforward. However from that point on, your experience is likely to be the stuff of nightmares. Should Qantas cancel or reschedule your flight, you will face an 8-hour wait time to speak to a customer service representative to discuss your options.

At check-in, you can expect organised chaos, not due to any lack of Qantas staff you understand, but because of your tardy lack of experience in not preparing for the 3-hour queues and check-in process.

Expecting your baggage to arrive at your destination when you do, is a luxury apparently, as is arriving at the destination you actually booked. Don’t be surprised if you end up somewhere entirely different, dumped at some remote terminal late at night with no ground staff to assist you and no accommodation or meal.

Can Qantas trash its reputation any faster than it has in recent months?

Why yes, of course it can!

As Bernard Keane puts it:

“The abiding theme of Joyce’s management of the decline of Qantas is his passionate loathing of his workforce. This is the man who shut the entire airline down in 2011 rather than deal with engineers, pilots and transport workers and their unions, who used the pandemic to sack 6000 workers, on top of another 7000 workers also sacked under Joyce.”

“The loss of Qantas staff has tracked its decline from a respected airline to the butt of jokes.”

“The fact that it now doesn’t have enough staff to answer phones, crew to fly planes, or workers for its outsourced baggage-handling operation is all completely on Joyce and his attitude of belligerent grievance toward the people who make the airline run day after day.”

With Australians now abandoning the airline in droves due to deteriorating service levels, lost baggage, delayed and cancelled flights and a shambolic customer service experience, it’s clear that all Joyce has achieved is to line his own pockets and those of shareholders.

It sure as hell hasn’t benefitted the traveling public. And for that, he must be held to account.


222 Comments leave one →
  1. TB Queensland permalink
    July 19, 2022 4:14 pm

    What bullshit! Alan deserves every cent for promoting QANTAS as Australia’s airline.

  2. July 19, 2022 4:17 pm

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  3. Tom R permalink
    July 19, 2022 4:45 pm

  4. TB Queensland permalink
    July 19, 2022 4:54 pm

    Labour hire – another US invention to create misery for people … welcome to the 51st state ….

  5. TB Queensland permalink
    July 19, 2022 6:12 pm

    I reckon the Alley boy … is saving up to buy Ryan Air and then compare it to QANTAS! Shit travel for shit passengers! It’s all their fault anyway!

    This next comment must be read with adult viewer discretion.

    WTF is Lord ToM? On some free flight over Antarctica watching the flowers grow and the geysers play as the Pacific Islands go under?

    This is what people do as a disaster approaches (don’t laugh I’ve experienced it in a work setting!)

  6. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 20, 2022 10:22 am

    Fascinating priorities on display
    * Russian war crimes and slaughter of thousands of civilians
    * Unprecedented heat wave in parts of Europe due to carbon emissions?
    * Reserve Bank under most significant review for decades
    …but let’s talk about an airline that you refuse to fly on

  7. TB Queensland permalink
    July 20, 2022 10:47 am

    Just because you can’t comprehend even one subject at a time doesn’t mean the rest of us can’t comprehend more than one subject at the same time, Lord ToM … we don’t have all that wealth to “manage” … 😋

  8. July 20, 2022 11:17 am

    I think the demise of a national icon all thanks to the willful negligence of one wealth crazed prick is a fairly relevant and topical subject of conversation given how far it’s fallen in the public’s eyes in terms of customer service, reputation and sheer incompetence.

    But by all means, if you feel there are subjects you’d rather talk about you could always start your own blog and publish whatever you like.

    You could call it “ToM’s Tantrums” and write article after article about Unions, or ungrateful employees.

  9. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 20, 2022 12:04 pm

    Did you look at that Google search I provided, and find a single article that had Qantas raked below the 8th best airline in the world?
    No.

  10. July 20, 2022 12:13 pm

    Did you pay any scant attention to the hundreds of customer complaints, countless reports of lost baggage, cancelled/delayed flights, 8-hour call centre wait times and extensive media coverage of the shambolic chaos that Qantas has become due to its incompetent management at the top?

    No.

    BTW. A few weeks ago you were saying Qantas was ranked number 4, I wonder* what’s happened for them to slip to 8th place…?

    *Not really

  11. Tom R permalink
    July 20, 2022 12:37 pm

    …but let’s talk about an airline that you refuse to fly on

    Lets talk about illegally sacking workers (easy to tell why you love him hey yomm) and then watching your company go from 1 to 8 in record time. And it’s just at the start of its decline.

    I wonder* what’s happened for them to slip to 8th place…?

    Or. what ‘e sed 😉

  12. Tom R permalink
    July 20, 2022 1:36 pm

    The corruption in politics is on an unbelievable scale, isn’t it?

  13. July 20, 2022 1:50 pm

    I think “Fuck that, I’m off to New York” should be the catch cry for anyone being asked to do a task they’d rather not do.

  14. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 20, 2022 1:56 pm

    Joyce holds his job as long as the owners of Qantas are satisfied, or unless he is ineligible to hold a position in a public company. Therefore, instead of the whinging, try the following-
    * Contact ASIC and see whether Joyce is eligible to be a director
    * Buy some shares and turn up to the AGM and ask some questions.
    Otherwise it’s lots of empty carping by the mindless left

  15. Tom R permalink
    July 20, 2022 2:13 pm

    Therefore, instead of the whinging, try the following-
    *“Fuck that, I’m off to New York”

  16. Splatterbottom permalink
    July 20, 2022 3:47 pm

    I suppose the corrupt cunt knew nothing about any of it:

    “The report tabled today shows … absolutely disgraceful behaviour, behaviour that does not meet my expectations or the expectations of hardworking members of the Victorian community,” he said.

    “As the leader of the party and the leader of our state, I take full responsibility for that conduct — that is what the top job is about — and I apologise for it.”

    If he actually took full responsibility he would resign.

    Meanwhile in NSW:

    NSW MP John Sidoti has been found guilty of engaging in serious corrupt conduct by using his position to influence local councillors to benefit his family’s property interests.

    The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) has found the Member for Drummoyne improperly used his position to influence the redevelopment of the Five Dock town centre.

    At last in this case Sidoti has been referred for prosecution.

    But because Victoria, having been ruled by Labor for so long, is rotten to the core it is unlikely that there will be any real consequences:

    Despite the findings of the report, Ms Glass said did not see value in pursuing further investigations into the issues unearthed.

    “I would have thought it’s time for parliament to get its house in order in relation to its own integrity rather than to launch further investigations,” she said.

  17. July 20, 2022 3:57 pm

    Hilarious*….!!

    All those hundreds of Qantas customers who had their luggage lost, flights delayed or cancelled, or ended up at a different destination than the one they booked, or had to endure 8 hour wait times to speak to a telephone operator, are all just a pack of “leftist whingers” according to YoM.

    As much as he’s a rusted on cheerleader for such a shit airline, it’s pretty fucking clear he hasn’t flown with them for a very long time.

    *not really.

  18. Tom R permalink
    July 20, 2022 4:07 pm

    Not our problem..

  19. Tom R permalink
    July 20, 2022 4:11 pm

    If he actually took full responsibility he would ….sack the people and refer the matter to police and IBAC?

  20. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 20, 2022 4:34 pm

    Did you see that (despite all the whining hot air) Qantas is ranked no lower than 8th best in the world in any survey!
    But that doesn’t stop the whingers from whinging

  21. Splatterbottom permalink
    July 20, 2022 4:34 pm

    Tom R quoting himself again!

  22. July 20, 2022 5:11 pm

    In Canada, things be different:

    Jessica Kalynn arrived in Dubai for a six-day trip. Her baggage, however, didn’t make it there until two days later. Air Canada offered Kalynn $500 in compensation, but she filed a claim with B.C.’s Civil Resolution Tribunal, demanding more money to cover her expenses.

    Kalynn purchased more than $2,000 in items, including four pairs of shoes, six bottoms, five tops, one bathing suit, two bras, two pairs of underwear, one package of socks and toiletries, according to the tribunal’s written judgment.

    … ordered the airline to pay $700 in compensation on top of the $500 the airline had already paid.

    Always best if things ain’t lost!

  23. reb of Melbourne permalink*
    July 20, 2022 6:01 pm

    Did you see that Qantas has fallen from first place and is now ranked 8th in the world under Alan Joyce’s mismanagement.

    But that doesn’t stop the rusted on apologists from defending his negligence and sheer incompetence.

  24. Tony permalink
    July 20, 2022 8:53 pm

    And for that, he must be held to account

    Oh really? And how do you reckon this could happen, exactly (apart from, say, the board sacking him)?

  25. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 20, 2022 9:02 pm

    And Melbourne has fallen from number one city in the world to about mid teens
    But it’s better for the whingers to talk about Qantas!

  26. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 20, 2022 9:08 pm

    Jacinta Allan will have to be very careful!
    Dan has said he “takes full responsibility”
    Whenever Dan says that he throws a female minister under the bus

  27. reb of Melbourne permalink*
    July 21, 2022 7:31 am

    By the board sacking him.

    (I didn’t think I’d need to spell that bit out)… 🙄

  28. Splatterbottom permalink
    July 21, 2022 8:38 am

    Who doesn’t like a bit of woke-on-woke action every now and then?

  29. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 21, 2022 9:35 am

    I’m sure the Qantas board and all shareholders will follow your analysis with great interest

  30. Tom R permalink
    July 21, 2022 9:57 am

    $7.1 billion to run penal system largely by private companies looking for a quick buck. What could go wrong?

    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1546248472940072960.html

  31. July 21, 2022 10:11 am

    I think the extensive media coverage of their epic failures and ensuing consumer backlash will have more than piqued their curiosity by now YoM, but at least they can rely on your unhinged unwavering support.

  32. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 21, 2022 10:20 am

    I happened to be talking to a friend overseas about the issue.
    But I’ve no doubt Joyce is anxiously awaiting the next comment for someone who never flies with Qantas and isn’t a shareholder
    https://www.google.com/search?q=airline+lost+baggage&client=ms-android-google&source=android-browser&prmd=nsiv&sxsrf=ALiCzsbnibx8N0zJ4fGSpvKi0kvVeN8Few:1658362657893&source=lnms&tbm=nws&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjZ-oGp2oj5AhUx6jgGHb8ZC_8Q_AUoAXoECAIQAQ&biw=360&bih=720&dpr=2

  33. July 21, 2022 10:54 am

    Yes, you are right.

  34. TB Queensland permalink
    July 21, 2022 11:42 am

    Mr Albanese has revealed he couldn’t believe what he was listening to after his predecessor delivered a sermon over the weekend at the Pentecostal Victory Life Centre church.

    “We believe in Alan Joyce, we have faith in QANTAS”

    “We trust in Him. We don’t trust in governments. We don’t trust the United Nations, thank goodness,” Mr Morrison said.

  35. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 21, 2022 11:51 am

    Let’s make sure we talk about Qantas, because that’s what the public should be most concerned about!!
    https://www.theage.com.au/politics/victoria/corruption-probe-to-reveal-extent-of-labor-s-cultural-problems-20220719-p5b2vg.html

  36. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 21, 2022 11:54 am

    Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews apologises after IBAC investigation finds ‘extensive misconduct’ by Labor MPs
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.abc.net.au/article/101252886

  37. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 21, 2022 12:54 pm

    The hypocrisy of the left-

    *Look over there!! Alan Joyce is in charge of Qantas, and they lost some bags!!!
    Sack him!!

    * Dan Andrews, in charge of the Victorian ALP for 12 years, during a period of systemic corruption, branch stacking and misappropriation of public funds…
    ***crickets***

  38. July 21, 2022 1:54 pm

    The hypocrisy of YoM…

    *Dan Andrews condemns allegations of branch stacking by some Labor MPs.
    Sack him!!

    *Look over there!! Alan Joyce found guilty of illegally sacking thousands of workers…!
    ***crickets***

    *This game is just too easy… 😆

  39. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 21, 2022 2:21 pm

    But look at Qantas!!!
    Just because Dan was in charge of the ALP for the entire period doesn’t mean he knew what his party and MPs were doing! He’s only the boss of the entire thing!!
    The report of Operation Watts – a joint investigation between the state’s ombudsman and the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (Ibac) uncovered widespread misuse of taxpayer resources for political purposes and a “catalogue” of unethical behaviour in the Victorian branch of the Labor party including nepotism, the hiring of unqualified people for public roles and using those roles for political party work.

  40. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 21, 2022 2:34 pm

    Dan tomorrow- Hi Jacinta, could you just step under this please. My back is still giving me trouble, and I don’t think I can throw you”

  41. Tony permalink
    July 21, 2022 2:35 pm

    By the board sacking him.

    Correct, the Qantas board is responsible for “appointing and removing the CEO”.

    Over to you, Board. Alan Joyce must be held to account!

    Click to access qantas-corporate-governance.pdf

  42. Tom R permalink
    July 21, 2022 3:02 pm

    Just because Dan was in charge of the ALP for the entire period and launched an ICAC investigation and sacked them. He really should have just said *“Fuck that, I’m off to New York”

  43. Tom R permalink
    July 21, 2022 3:08 pm

    More from me

  44. Tom R permalink
    July 21, 2022 3:09 pm

  45. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 21, 2022 3:20 pm

    That’s such reassurance from Tom R… “don’t single out Dan for blame, it’s the entire ALP that’s corrupt…”

  46. Tom R permalink
    July 21, 2022 3:31 pm

    it’s the entire ALP that’s corrupt

    Well, with the exception I guess of at least those who exposed this, took it to ICAC, and sacked those who were corrupt. 😉

    Speaking of corrupt, it’s good to see people moving on and up in the world. It may not be New York, but at least it isn’t a Shack on Kangaroo Island.

    Probaly explains why the board at Qantas won’t sack a guy who is busy ripping apart a major Australian comapny. Shit clings together att the top

    Australia’s former Treasurer Josh Frydenberg, who covered-up a corruption scandal at the top of the country’s corporate regulator, has been appointed to a senior role with notorious global investment bank Goldman Sachs.

    https://www.theklaxon.com.au/home/frydenberg-appointed-goldman-sachs

  47. July 21, 2022 3:31 pm

    Qantas illegally sacks thousands of workers, but don’t single out Alan Joyce for blame, he’s just the boss of the entire thing and enjoys the confidence of the Board…!

    *guffaw*

  48. Tom R permalink
    July 21, 2022 3:48 pm

    🙂

  49. July 21, 2022 4:05 pm

    Re:

    Albanese astonished by Morrison’s ‘don’t trust government’ speech at church

    https://www.9news.com.au/national/scott-morrison-church-trust-government-victory-life-centre-anthony-albanese-response/eabc6f8b-bec8-4949-b501-cc1ebc6f76b8

    If he was, (and I don’t believe that to be the case) then there’s a real problem. Anyone who’s been following Morrison’s ‘career’ (including numerous public statements) would know that’s he’s been a religious nutter of the highest order for some significant time. That the MSM gave him a ‘free ride’ should not be an excuse.

    As for Josh Frydenberg, surely this appointment to Goldman Sachs so soon after his rejection at the ‘ballot box’ is a democratic perversion. But not unexpected.

  50. TB Queensland permalink
    July 21, 2022 4:59 pm

    Josh Frydenberg, surely this appointment to Goldman Sachs

    But, but its so difficult for an ex-politician to find a job … that’s why they get a pension … earlier than most and higher too …

  51. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 21, 2022 5:12 pm

    Dan’s in charge of a political party, in government, that has found to be corrupt, has misused public funds, nepotism with public funds.
    Systemic corruption
    …but Qantas lost someone’s bags!!!

  52. July 21, 2022 5:37 pm

    ToM – will legal consequences flow from Dan’s failings? Charges pending and the like? Full force of the law and all that? If not – then why not?

    And to be fair – are there legal consequences that result from lost baggage? Monetary compensation for example?

  53. July 21, 2022 6:05 pm

    Not a lawyer myself, but my understanding is that IBAC (the entity in question) CAN’T decide if a person is innocent or guilty or make determinations re entitlements and liabilities.

    Perhaps I’m in error?

  54. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 21, 2022 6:38 pm

    The left…
    “Alan Joyce must be held to account for Trashing Qantas”…but leave Dan alone for trashing Victoria

  55. Tom R permalink
    July 21, 2022 6:42 pm

    but Qantas lost someone’s bags!

    Well, they DID illegally sack several thousand workers, including, interestingly, baggage handlers, but, hey, alls fair and all that jazz

  56. TB Queensland permalink
    July 21, 2022 6:43 pm

    “Alan Joyce must be held to account for Trashing Qantas”…but leave Dan alone for trashing Victoria

    Linkque?

    NB: Do not quote – Lord Tom, Palace.

  57. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 21, 2022 6:52 pm

    Let me know when ASIC advises that Joyce is ineligible to hold his position, or when shareholders/board turn on him.
    Meanwhile, with 12 years in charge of Vic ALP, Dan oversees a culture of corruption, misappropriation and nepotism
    But don’t concern yourselves with that!!

  58. Tony permalink
    July 21, 2022 7:39 pm

    Apparently Qantas is appealing the Federal Court’s decision to the High Court. Don’t worry, though, we haven’t seen the High Court overturn any high profile cases in recent memory.

  59. Tom R permalink
    July 21, 2022 9:24 pm

    a culture ??

  60. July 21, 2022 10:13 pm

    Re:

    with 12 years in charge of Vic ALP, Dan oversees a culture of …

    Not au fait with particular arrangements in Victoria, but how can the Leader of the Parliamentary Party bear responsibility for the behavior of the Party as a whole? Or does Dan really have magical powers?

    As for the basic (and revered) legal principle of innocent until proven guilty , then don’t look above. How embarrassing. Goes far beyond the inability to handle illustrative ‘generalisations’.

  61. Neil of Sydney permalink
    July 21, 2022 10:18 pm

    TomR

    This is what you hero Friendly Jordies got up to.

    ” The ‘Bruz’ video was filmed in a farmhouse owned by the Barilaros, which his ex-wife had unwittingly rented out to Mr Shanks through AirBnB.

    In the video, the YouTuber placed toys depicting the Nintendo character Mario throughout the house, including in one of the beds.

    “Waking up with Mario in the bed – that’s a scene from ‘The Godfather’,” Mr Barilaro told the court. “””

    What sort of sicko would follow a Politician around for years. Basically stalking. And then rent a AirBNB owned by the Politician and then leave spooky toys around the place so Baraliro would see them?

  62. Tom R permalink
    July 21, 2022 10:49 pm

    What sort of sicko would follow a Politician around for years. Basically stalking.

    One that basically brought him down you dopey twat lol *“Fuck that, I’m off to New York”

  63. Neil of Sydney permalink
    July 21, 2022 11:21 pm

    Like i said. What sort of sicko would follow a politician around for years? Rent his BnB and leave spooky looking toys in the AirBnb after he left?

    I am all for investigative Journalism but stalking is a crime

  64. Splatterbottom permalink
    July 22, 2022 9:22 am

    “Meanwhile, with 12 years in charge of Vic ALP, Dan oversees a culture of corruption, misappropriation and nepotism

    But the noble Stairman has taken full responsibility! Oh how fortunate are the people of Victoria.

  65. July 22, 2022 10:24 am

    “leave Dan alone for trashing Victoria”

    Michele Levine, CEO Roy Morgan, says the latest Roy Morgan Snap SMS Poll shows the Victorian Labor Government led by Premier Daniel Andrews is well on the way to an easy re-election later this year continuing to hold a large lead over the Matthew Guy-led Opposition:

    The Victorian ALP has maintained its commanding two-party preferred lead on 59.5% compared to the Liberal-National Opposition on 40.5% – unchanged since November 2021. This result is a small improvement (+2.2% points) for the ALP since the 2018 Victorian Election when the ALP won with a near record share of the two-party preferred vote: ALP 57.3% cf. L-NP 42.7%.

    Premier Daniel Andrews has an even higher personal approval rating with 63.5% of people approving of the job he is doing as Premier, unchanged from November 2021. In a head-to-head contest against Opposition Leader Matthew Guy for ‘Better Premier’ the preference is even stronger for the incumbent: Premier Daniel Andrews (64.5%) vs. Opposition Leader Matthew Guy (35.5%).

    “”Trashing…”” 😆 😆 😆

  66. Tom R permalink
    July 22, 2022 11:23 am

    I am all for investigative Journalism but stalking is a crime

    Do you understand it wasn’t jordies who was charged with stalking by the fixated person unit, it was his manager. And it was because he tried to give the one who wants to *“Fuck that, I’m off to New York” the summons he had made to jordie over another matter, because he had got his own address wrong.

    fyi, that got thrown out of court, for being just stupid

    Jordies was charged and fined for repeating what bruz had said about himself in parliament, but then used parliamentary privilege’s to say it never happened. That is just cooked

  67. Tom R permalink
    July 22, 2022 11:36 am

    ”Trashing…”

    Just cos

  68. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 22, 2022 2:00 pm

    * oversees a party found to misuse public funds, jobs for mates , branch stacking, corruption
    * Melbourne slides from world’s most livable city, to #3 in Australia
    Thanks Dan

  69. Tom R permalink
    July 22, 2022 2:14 pm

    to #3 in AustraliaM

    They are up against some stiff competition, like … Adelaide … 😉

  70. TB Queensland permalink
    July 22, 2022 2:53 pm

    Lucky (sort of), that I suggested and then took a family member to buy a pair of wellies* yesterday … he’s somewhere jumping in the mud, or huddled in his borrowed swag, in Byron Bay … waiting for Splendour in the Grass to get going …

    Can’t wait for the next family gathering … they’re experts at having a laugh at each other! 😎

    *gumboots if you speak Yankee

  71. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 22, 2022 5:12 pm

    Really?
    Gumboots is an Australian term, certainly not from the US
    https://www.wonderfulwellies.co.uk/what-do-americans-call-wellies/

  72. July 23, 2022 7:21 am

    Things are getting worse:

    A couple is “seething” after Qantas booked their baby on a separate flight …

    Did Qantas charge them with a ‘babysitting’ fee?

    https://www.traveller.com.au/couple-seething-after-qantas-cancels-flight-rebooks-baby-on-separate-flight-h2580n

  73. TB Queensland permalink
    July 23, 2022 9:21 am

    Really, ToM.

    I was impressed that you provided a link re: gumboots … seems the term rubber boots is the most widely used term. The history of rubber boots is interesting too (I’ve been a fan of, Sir Arthur Wellesley, for many years).

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wellington_boot

    I’m rather pleased to see that you had a least one small (sort of) win this year … I’m also happy to say, you are right, m’lord … have a shiraz on me. 😎

  74. Neil of Sydney permalink
    July 23, 2022 2:37 pm

    TomR

    I posted this before but i will post it again. Would you call this investigative Journalism? And what would you think if you came home and you found toys throughout your house? Friendly Leftie is a troublemaker.

    “” The ‘Bruz’ video was filmed in a farmhouse owned by the Barilaros, which his ex-wife had unwittingly rented out to Mr Shanks through AirBnB.

    In the video, the YouTuber placed toys depicting the Nintendo character Mario throughout the house, including in one of the beds.

    “Waking up with Mario in the bed – that’s a scene from ‘The Godfather’,” Mr Barilaro told the court. “””

  75. Tom R permalink
    July 23, 2022 3:23 pm

    that’s a scene from ‘The Godfather’

    Not sure Mario was around when they made the Godfather, #justsayin

    But anyway, here he is, breaking the rorts of the bruz the msm were ignoring. And he exposed so much, bruz decided to say *“Fuck that, I’m off to New York”

  76. Neil of Sydney permalink
    July 23, 2022 3:32 pm

    TomR

    Friendly lefties was a stalker. He did not care about corruption. He only cared about Coalition corruption.

    But how would you like it after you came home and their were stuffed toys placed throughout your house?

  77. Tom R permalink
    July 23, 2022 4:13 pm

    He did not care about corruption. He only cared about Coalition corruption.

    er, isn’t that caring about corruption? #justsaying

    throughout your house?

    it’s not his home, it’s a b&b, and investment property. Just after the 18 minute mark he discuses that, it’s quite revealing actually.

    Watch the video. What he exposed was damning. And it’s the main reason he’s been run out. No wonder he hates him. The only part missing from the vid is when he repeated what bruz had said about himself in parliament, which is what they found to be in violation of the youtube rules. How twisted is that? You know our Governance is buggered when they use their rules to attack Journalists (with a comedic bent)

  78. Neil of Sydney permalink
    July 23, 2022 4:34 pm

    it’s not his home, it’s a b&b, and investment property.
    Just after the 18 minute mark he discuses that, it’s quite revealing actually

    So? Barilaro turns after after the guy has left and finds stuffed toys throughout the house. No Journalist would do that.

    Friendly leftie was a partisan hack and stalker who only cared about Coalition corruption.

    Actually the guy sounds a lot like you TomR.

  79. TB Queensland permalink
    July 23, 2022 5:00 pm

    LOL! @ TR! 🤣

  80. July 23, 2022 6:24 pm

    Re the “stuffed toys”. Perhaps Barilaro thought Santa Claus was ‘moonlighting’ or maybe ‘rehearsing’?

  81. Neil of Sydney permalink
    July 23, 2022 7:00 pm

    MN

    I am not sure what your point is. This Friendly Jordies/leftie guy was stalking Barilaro for some reason. He left toys ” depicting the Nintendo character Mario “” throughout Barilaros AirBNB, including in one of the beds.

    I had no idea what this Mario toy is so i looked it up on Wikipedia

    Mario has appeared in over 200 video games since his creation. Depicted as a short, pudgy, Italian plumber who resides in the Mushroom Kingdom, his adventures
    generally center on rescuing Princess Peach from the Koopa villain Bowser.

    Friendly Jordies is not a Journalist with a comedic bent. He is a stalker of Coalition politicians. Actually most of the media appears to be stalkers of Coalition politicians.

    I am not sure why Friendly leftie left Mario toys in Barilaros house. Perhaps it is something to do with being Italian.

  82. Tom R permalink
    July 23, 2022 10:32 pm

    This Friendly Jordies/leftie guy was stalking Barilaro for some reason.

    To expose a corrupt politician. He ended up taking down a whole government. With nothing but a bunch of facts, and a stuffed toy 🙂

  83. TB Queensland permalink
    July 24, 2022 8:54 am

    TR, you do know your discussing stuffed toys with … a stuffed toy?

    😎

  84. reb of Melbourne permalink*
    July 24, 2022 11:18 am

    It’s a total shit show…

    Aviation analytics site OAG revealed Qantas had more than one in three flights delayed in June. It ranked the national airline 92nd out of 130 global airlines for on-time performance.

    Federal government data shows Qantas was one of the worst airlines for on-time performance domestically in June.

    Qantas recorded the highest percentage of cancellations (at 8.1 per cent) during the month.

    It came second last for on-time arrivals.

  85. TB Queensland permalink
    July 24, 2022 12:54 pm

    Not sure you should have done that, reb!

    Aw, fk! Here comes, Lord ToM!!

  86. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 24, 2022 1:50 pm

    I think you’ve said that
    But did you go through all those airline rankings and find one where Qantas was ranked below 8?
    —–
    Meanwhile, for 12 years Dan has been in charge of a government that has found to be corrupt.

  87. Tom R permalink
    July 24, 2022 1:53 pm

    But did you go through all those airline rankings and find one where Qantas was ranked below 8?

    😯

    It ranked the national airline 92nd out of 130 global airlines for on-time performance.

  88. Tom R permalink
    July 24, 2022 1:56 pm

    you do know your discussing stuffed toys with … a stuffed toy?

    Troo dat. But it did allow me to go and watch that video one more time. His ‘comedy’ may not be to everyones taste, but it is to mine 😉

    Oh, and the sheer volume of dodgy shit bruz was up to was mind boggling

  89. reb of Melbourne permalink*
    July 24, 2022 2:19 pm

    For those who are hard of hearing…

    92nd out of 130

  90. TB Queensland permalink
    July 24, 2022 2:31 pm

    Or hard of comprehension … or just difficult …

  91. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 24, 2022 3:04 pm

    For those that are more interested in an airline they don’t use, than in the party that governs them
    * IT HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED THAT DAN IS IN CHARGE OF A CORRUPT POLITICAL PARTY!

  92. reb of Melbourne permalink*
    July 24, 2022 3:15 pm

    or just a rusted on fucknuckle.

  93. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 24, 2022 4:10 pm

    That’s fine
    As long as you’re happy to continue with your obsession about a commercial airline, while excusing proven corruption in government , that starts with the leader

  94. Tom R permalink
    July 24, 2022 5:12 pm

    Yes, the party is SO corrupt, that when They discovered maleficence within their own party, they reported it to ICAC, and sacked those involved.

    They really are bad at being corrupt aren’t they?

    #92ndoutof130

  95. reb of Melbourne permalink*
    July 24, 2022 5:30 pm

    I see YoM’s “doing a Nasking” and providing his views on what I ought to be writing when the topic at hand doesn’t suit him.

    All I’ve got to say in response is “Go _ _ _ _ yourself”.

    Would you like to buy a vowel…?

    #rustedonfucknuckle

  96. reb of Melbourne permalink*
    July 24, 2022 5:32 pm

    “that starts with the leader”

    I think you’ll find that the investigation categorically cleared Dan Andrews of any wrongdoing.

    But I imagine that doesn’t #suityourrustedonfucknucklenarrative

    #92ndoutof130

  97. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 24, 2022 6:06 pm

    I see
    So the leader of a corrupt organisation is absolved
    Dan knows nothing! Everyone kept him is the dark for a decade!
    Malaise and hubris spring to mind

  98. TB Queensland permalink
    July 24, 2022 6:25 pm

    Ahhhh … Nasking … (YoM’s “doing a Nasking”

    At least you won’t “ruin”, Lord ToM’s, journalistic career … and … I suspect, m’lard is a bit more robust than the erstwhile, Canuck!

    ToM’s more fun anyway … 😍😘🥰🤩

  99. reb of Melbourne permalink*
    July 24, 2022 7:18 pm

    Spot the difference:

    Alan Joyce found guilty by the Courts of illegally sacking thousands of workers. And then lost a subsequent appeal.

    Dan Andrews cleared of any wrongdoing following IBAC investigation into corruption.

    But what does YoM do…?? Get’s all worked up about the guy who was actually found innocent and completely overlooks the fuckhead who’s been found guilty of illegal conduct…!!

    😆 😆 😆
    😆 😆 😆
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    😆 😆 😆
    😆 😆 😆
    😆 😆 😆
    😆 😆 😆
    😆 😆 😆
    😆 😆 😆

    #92ndoutof130

  100. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 24, 2022 7:25 pm

    Are you sure “Alan Joyce was found guilty”?
    Maybe post the court decision that says that, without obfuscating about it.
    My tip is you’ll obfuscate

  101. reb of Melbourne permalink*
    July 24, 2022 9:01 pm

    Do your own fucking research.

  102. July 24, 2022 9:34 pm

    Hello, hello – there’s been developments:

    An experienced Qantas pilot has spoken up about the chaos behind the scenes as passengers become increasingly frustrated with sudden flight delays and cancellations.

    The pilot, speaking under the pseudonym Tom, told the ABC he quickly realised things were not the same when he returned to flying after the pandemic.

    “There is no one to talk to and when you go to work you are basically on your own. It’s like we’re running a virtual airline,” he said. “In my three decades with Qantas I’ve never seen anything like it.”

    Is this particular ToM now a witness for the prosecution? (Perhaps, better late than never.)

    https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/qantas-pilot-exposes-behindthescenes-airport-chaos/news-story/23342599e2f5f29ba9929b2adf6bbd03

  103. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 24, 2022 10:02 pm

    Hilarious!
    “Alan Joyce was found guilty”
    Someone doesn’t understand law!

  104. July 25, 2022 8:29 am

    You could prove me wrong.

    But my guess is you’ll just obfuscate.

    🙄 🙄 🙄 🙄 🙄

  105. July 25, 2022 9:09 am

    YoM:

    “Dan Andrews is trashing Victoria”

    Fact Check:

    Victoria is Australia’s best-performing state

    Victoria has dethroned Tasmania as Australia’s best-performing state or territory, with its economy leading the nation for the first time since April 2020.

    CommSec’s quarterly State of the States report, now in its 13th year, compares annual growth rates across eight key indicators to gauge each region’s economic momentum.

    Victoria was tops on retail spending, which was up 18.5 per cent in the March quarter (the most recent data available) as the state ended COVID-19 restrictions.

    It also had Australia’s strongest job market, with unemployment at 3.2 per cent in June – 43.2 per cent below its decade average.

    The Garden state was also second on both construction work done and housing finance, and third on dwelling starts.

    https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/7832222/victoria-is-best-performing-state-commsec/?cs=14264

    Put out a box of tissues for YoM. 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆

  106. July 25, 2022 9:20 am

    “Unemployment is at a 50 year low in Victoria”

    ~ ABS June 2022

    #TrashingVictoria #92ndoutof130

  107. Tom R permalink
    July 25, 2022 10:33 am

    hmmm, wonder if it triggers anyone here?

  108. July 25, 2022 10:40 am

    LOL…!!

    *Lowest unemployment in 50 years!

    *Strongest performing economy in in Australia…!

    *Australia’s most liveable city….!!!

    Maybe it’s about time YoM just fucked off to Queensland….!

    #rustedonfucknuckle

    #fuckofftoqueenslandcunt

    #92ndoutof130

  109. Tom R permalink
    July 25, 2022 11:21 am

    #fuckofftoqueenslandcunt

    Not sure how happy TB would be with that.

    Maybe send him to NSW, apparently they will be short one soon 🙂

  110. July 25, 2022 11:48 am

    “Maybe send him to NSW, apparently they will be short one soon “

    😆

  111. TB Queensland permalink
    July 25, 2022 12:57 pm

    I know people … he’ll be stopped at the border … visa or not!

    We allow the occasional Mexican here but most go back pretty quickly usually in motor-homes … can’t stand the beautiful weather y’see …

  112. Tom R permalink
    July 25, 2022 1:11 pm

    can’t stand the beautiful weather y’see

    Queensland, humid one day, flooded the next 😦

  113. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 25, 2022 1:38 pm

    “Alan Joyce was found found guilty” is as hilarious as “Asia thinks…”
    That’s the left for you

  114. TB Queensland permalink
    July 25, 2022 1:53 pm

    That’s the left for you

    Yep, always right! 😄😃😁

  115. TB Queensland permalink
    July 25, 2022 1:57 pm

    Queensland, humid one day, flooded the next

    You sound like a Mexican!?!

    The weather at the moment is cold 21C with a gentle freezing wind … low clouds … but “mostly sunny” …

    NB: No floods on this fkn hill, mate! I can watch the cruise ships glide in from up here … bring unhappy Covid patients …

  116. Tom R permalink
    July 25, 2022 1:59 pm

    “Alan Joyce was found found guilty”

    True, it was only the company he was ceo of that was found to have undertaken the illegal sackings.

    Yep, always right 🙂

  117. Tom R permalink
    July 25, 2022 2:00 pm

    The replies to this are glorious. People haven’t forgotten that they only got away with it, because the media enabled them. They were complicit

  118. July 25, 2022 2:25 pm

    “Dan Andrews has trashed Victoria” is way funnier tho. 😆

  119. Tom R permalink
    July 25, 2022 2:46 pm

    “Dan Andrews has trashed Victoria”

    yea, but he’s ‘trashed’ them all the way to the top, while joyce is busy ‘improving’ Qantas all the way to the bottom 😉

  120. July 25, 2022 3:06 pm

    Another Bob Ellis also with something worthwhile to say:

    This process may be observed in the experience of the current Australian Prime Minister during his recent visit to Europe and to the gathering of NATO leaders in Madrid to which he was especially invited, along with leaders from Japan, NZ and South Korea.

    The operation of a carefully designed strategy to lead him to endorse the propaganda and strategic aims of the US managed NATO involvement into the Ukraine hostilities was evident in the events leading to his visit – which visits have now replaced the recent “war tourism” conducted by the US in Afghanistan.

    Seems very much like more of the same.

    https://johnmenadue.com/bob-ellis-the-duchessing-of-our-pm/

  121. July 25, 2022 3:08 pm

    LOL @ ToM R… 😆 😆 😆

  122. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 25, 2022 3:10 pm

    Did he also come up with the “Asia thinks…” line?

  123. July 25, 2022 4:58 pm

    https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

  124. July 25, 2022 5:03 pm

    Suppose it’s always a bridge too far for a ‘dot point’ specialists to read beyond the headlines, particularly when they can’t handle generalisations.

    … the US “sanctions” have rebounded on those involved, creating the economic situation internationally of inflationary pressures and manipulated fuel costs by war profiteers. In so far as this is acknowledged by news sources it is universally reported as a result “of the war in Ukraine”, rather than the economic warfare of the US and its European allies.

    … At this time, however, it would appear that Anthony Albanese has become the duchessed creature of forces he has not previous encountered or anticipated.

    And of course Ellis is not alone.

    We have the deadly habit of following the (economically declining) USA into conflicts that turn out to be disasters for all except weapons manufacturers. As evidence – try Vietnam, Irag, Afghanistan and now we have the new ‘savior’ – AUKUS. Never mind being ‘upstream without a paddle’, Australia is now ‘underwater without a sub’. Not even a SCUBA.

  125. Tom R permalink
    July 25, 2022 5:50 pm

    They must resign

    I wagging it near enough?

  126. TB Queensland permalink
    July 25, 2022 6:36 pm

    We have the deadly habit of following the (economically declining) USA…

    FYI, MN, I served as a Nasho … and my interest in political history was suddenly “enhanced”.

  127. TB Queensland permalink
    July 25, 2022 6:39 pm

    I wagging it near enough?(sic) but its fkn parliament, cobber! No need to say anything next thing you know he’ll be in Queensland on hols!

  128. TB Queensland permalink
    July 25, 2022 6:42 pm

    July 25, 2022 2:46 pm

    TR, keep dem cards and letter comin’ LOL!

    Hope he has a Dr’s Certificate is a bit indulgent! 😀😀😁😂🤣😃😄😅😆

  129. TB Queensland permalink
    July 25, 2022 6:46 pm

    Re Morrison absence

    Instead, he will be enjoying his $211,250-a-year taxpayer funded salary while travelling in Japan, mingling with former prime ministers.

    Arrogant prick!

  130. TB Queensland permalink
    July 25, 2022 6:51 pm

    And don’t forget ‘tother perks for Snotty!

    Tonight I’ll be have homemade spaghetti (yes homemade) Napolitana … eat ya heart out Snotty!

  131. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 25, 2022 9:28 pm

    In so far as this is acknowledged by news sources it is universally reported as a result “of the war in Ukraine”, rather than the economic warfare of the US and its European allies.
    What puerile babble.
    Sanctions are a diplomatic measure. It seems the people you quite don’t understand diplomacy or economics

  132. Tom R permalink
    July 25, 2022 9:44 pm

    It seems the people you quite don’t understand

    I AGREE!

  133. Tom R permalink
    July 25, 2022 9:50 pm

  134. July 25, 2022 10:00 pm

    Re:

    seems the people you quite don’t understand diplomacy or economics

    Hilarious – as often is the case. In this example, particularly the “quite” bit. Try “quote”.

    To suggest that “sanctions” are ONLY a “diplomatic measure” (without economic “effects” and “affects”) is rather … stupid …

    And at a deeper and more significant level – as though the meaning(s) given to “concepts” such as the two referred to above are somehow fixed and unchanging and not inter-related.

    Perhaps it’s the case that Australia can’t have an independent foreign policy, and, if so, then why not come clean.

    Isn’t an informed electorate at the heart of a “democracy”?

  135. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 25, 2022 10:20 pm

    Sanctions are a diplomatic measure. Do some research and read beyond tired public servants/failed executives
    As for the rest, Russia has been in serious decline for years
    Sanctions aren’t any form of warfare, they represent diplomacy beyond the cocktail circuit

  136. reb of Melbourne permalink*
    July 26, 2022 7:24 am

    It’s amusing the way YoM directs others to “do some research” while liberally spouting fact-free bullshit.

    #TheNewNeil

    #rustedonfucknuckle

    #92ndoutof130

  137. July 26, 2022 9:26 am

    Exhibit A:

    “””Dan Andrews is trashing Victoria”” says YoM.

    https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

  138. July 26, 2022 9:34 am

    Victoria’s economy is the best performing in the nation overall, including leading all states and territories on relative unemployment and retail trade, according to the CommSec State of the States Report released today.

    Victoria has the strongest jobs market, the quarterly report found, following recent Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures revealing the state’s unemployment rate is at a near 50-year low of 3.2 per cent.

    Today’s report reinforces this month’s excellent ABS jobs results which confirmed Victoria delivered the biggest jobs growth of all the states in June, with more than 28,000 new jobs, boosting the total number of Victorians in work to a record high of more than 3.54 million.

    Victoria has led the nation in new jobs since September 2020 with nearly 350,000 jobs created – outstripping all other Australian states.

    Retail spending in Victoria was up by more than any other state in the March quarter relative to decade-average levels, the CommSec report found, driven by a solid job market, low interest rates and strong building activity. Victoria also led the nation for annual growth of retail trade – up 6.9 per cent.

    The finding is consistent with ABS figures released last month that showed Victorian State Final Demand soared by 2.4 per cent in the March quarter – the best performance of all the states on the key measure of economic activity and twice the level of New South Wales.

    Victoria scored highly in the CommSec report on construction work done and was the only state to record an increase in construction activity in the first three months of the year, with other states and territories posting falls in work done during this period.

    Victoria’s unprecedented infrastructure program under the Labor Government has supported more than 190,000 jobs and is forecast to average more than $21 billion annually over the next four years.

    The Government has fast-tracked shovel ready construction projects across the state, delivering investment and supporting continued economic growth.

    More than $9.2 billion in development investment was approved over the past two years to keep Victoria growing, with the Development Facilitation Program targeting priority projects.

    The Labor Government invested more than $44 billion to protect the health and wellbeing of Victorians during the pandemic, including an unprecedented $13 billion in business support.

    https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/victoria-tops-nation-commsec-state-states

  139. Tom R permalink
    July 26, 2022 10:26 am

    The Labor Government invested more than $44 billion to protect the health and wellbeing of Victorians during the pandemic, including an unprecedented $13 billion in business support.

    Meanwhile, the feds gave away a similar amount to big business who didn’t need it (some even illegally sacked the workforce they had been receiving money to keep employed)

    Meanwhile, looks like the Climate Wars have not ceased, at all. We are back to 2009 again 😦

  140. July 26, 2022 12:17 pm

    It is factually correct to say that no state leader in Australia can run an economy as successfully as Daniel Andrews.

    #justayin

    #92ndoutof130

  141. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 26, 2022 1:40 pm

    Hilarious! Now the economy is the only thing the left talks about
    “Don’t mention the corruption”
    “I’d prefer to survive in an economy…”

  142. TB Queensland permalink
    July 26, 2022 1:55 pm

    “I’d prefer to survive in an economy…”

    If you’re going to (attempt) to quote me – get it right.

    I prefer to live in a society not survive in an economy!©

  143. July 26, 2022 2:04 pm

    Someone doesn’t understand what “cleared of any wrongdoing means”… 😆 😆 😆

  144. July 26, 2022 2:04 pm

    https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

  145. July 26, 2022 2:05 pm

    “Now the economy is the only thing the left talks about”

    I have some thoughts about Qantas too.

    #scrollupcunt.

  146. July 26, 2022 3:23 pm

    Where’s Yom…?

    https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

  147. Tom R permalink
    July 26, 2022 4:19 pm

    “cleared of any wrongdoing means”

    Well, obviously it means, they need to go to another court, to get the right answer.

    Same as “found to have illegally sacked workers” means the same, but for preferably different results

  148. July 26, 2022 4:34 pm

    Surprised? Maybe not?

    US considering supplying fighter jets to Ukraine, reports say …

    https://www.9news.com.au/world/russia-ukraine-update-us-considering-sending-jet-fighters-to-ukraine-air-force/c8647672-8766-429f-b605-e43e839cd5ea

    Surely any jets would have to be accompanied by “advisers”? ( And so it goes.

    Then there’s this:

    Anyone remember Nguyen Van Thieu? He used to get 125% of the popular vote.

  149. TB Queensland permalink
    July 26, 2022 5:02 pm

    Nguyen Van Thieu Oh, yes!

    I also remember the “Training Teams” deployed to VN

    The Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV) was a specialist unit of military advisors of the Australian Army that operated during the Vietnam War. Raised in 1962, the unit was formed solely for service as part of Australia’s contribution to the war, providing training and assistance to South Vietnamese forces.

    The Australian government dispatched the 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (1RAR), in June 1965 to serve alongside the US 173d Airborne Brigade in Bien Hoa province.

    The National Service Scheme operated from November 1964 to December 1972.

    Between 1964 and December 1972, when the Whitlam Government suspended the scheme:

    804,286 20-year-olds registered for national service
    63,735 national servicemen served in the Army
    15,381 served in Vietnam

    Between 1966 and 1971, Australian infantry battalions were typically comprised of an even mix of regular soldiers and national service men.

    Some 200 national service men died in the Vietnam War.

    … almost 60,000 Australians, including ground troops and air force and navy personnel, served in Vietnam; 521 died as a result of the war and over 3,000 were wounded.

    I remember the insults and being spat on by a couple, as I was going to work in uniform too!

    I remember … Lest We Forget!

  150. July 26, 2022 5:38 pm

    Re:

    200 national service men died … 521 died as a result of the war and over 3,000 were wounded.

    And then there’s the mental trauma. Personally, only missed the ballot by days but had friends who didn’t.

    Now of course, Vietnamese are “mates” (Caution – that’s a generalisation and like any generalisation it shouldn’t be taken to mean ALL – without exception.) Did note that Morrison made mention of Vietnam recently when he was lecturing China on how they should behave. Sad!

    Ideally, Australia should have no part in this Ukraine conflict. It will not end well. It’s not our fight.

    Time we grew up and understood that Nations pursue what is in their ‘national interest’ (nothing to do with ‘morality’ or ethics’.) But again we will be the ‘lap dogs’. And while the USA pursues Russia, China looms on the horizon with a much bigger stick.

  151. reb of Melbourne permalink*
    July 26, 2022 5:59 pm

    pic.twitter.com/OXmpHFFkwa— Rick Watt (@RickWatt9) July 25, 2022

    https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

  152. July 26, 2022 6:07 pm

    Stan is NOT the man for this show. He’s simply not a ‘compere’. Seems to suffer from an ‘inferiority complex’ and tries far too hard to compensate.

    He’s okay as a ‘guest’ but not the ‘host’. Big mistake!

  153. TB Queensland permalink
    July 26, 2022 6:37 pm

    Now of course, Vietnamese are “mates”

    The Vietnamese people are very friendly to Aussies … my experience only … went to Long Tan in 2010 to pay my respects to the 11 Nashos who died there … and a mate from my training section in ’70 … and a mate’s brother …

    Ideally, Australia should have no part in this Ukraine conflict. It will not end well. It’s not our fight.

    Keyword … ideally … and they never are our “fight” … but it is having an impact here … and I have no idea how it may end – if ever. (Korea?)

    And we will need help with that big bloody stick, MN.

    I’ve always had this “idea” that the concept (strength) of the Commonwealth should be explored more – but then Charles is the — lost for words. Now Harry?

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    Stan is NOT the man for this show.

    Agree – he doesn’t ask questions he provides leading questions with his own answers …

    Disclaimer: Never particularly like Stan … lack of self-esteem may be part of it and I guess that makes him appear “arrogant”

    I must also admit I’ve not watched Q&A through for a long time. Don’t mind Trivoli – good operator … nor have I watched Insiders … dead show … thanks, LNP

  154. TB Queensland permalink
    July 26, 2022 6:39 pm

    LOL! Apologies, reb! Just clicked on your twitter link – says it all!

  155. TB Queensland permalink
    July 26, 2022 6:46 pm

    Comment from F.I.G.J.A.M

    Snotty! (Photo)

    As it turns out this guy has been pestering people to give him a new job and I know he’s an expert at pretending he can cook. I’m sure he’d sure fit well with the magazine’s content & production values👍

    This prick is an “expert” at one thing — pretending!

  156. TB Queensland permalink
    July 26, 2022 6:49 pm

    Tonight I’ll be having – a BBQ brekkie … eggs, bacon, hash browns (try Aldi), home grown tomato and onion mix and rye bread toast …

    Give, The Minister a break …

    Oh, and a glass of Bowlers Run Semi Sauv Blanc

  157. July 26, 2022 6:50 pm

    TB. I’m not sure that we have to be so close to the USA that we lose our ‘independence’. Other Nations in the region aren’t so supine.

    “As a nation that “guards” its sovereignty, Australians would be aghast to learn of a foreign influence operation that brings together leading politicians, government officials, journalists, and business executives from Australia and China for secretive annual talks. But that is what we have with America.”

    https://johnmenadue.com/exposed-secretive-annual-talks-influence-australian-foreign-policy/

    And the sad part is that this “fixation” is shared across the political aisle. All mates together when on this ‘junket’.

  158. reb of Melbourne permalink*
    July 26, 2022 7:07 pm

    “and a glass of Bowlers Run Semi Sauv Blanc”

    And here I was thinking that YoM was the only one who showed up here to humiliate himself in a public forum… 😆

  159. Tony permalink
    July 26, 2022 8:44 pm

    How’s that campaign going to get the leprechaun held to account? The board sacked him yet?

  160. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 26, 2022 8:47 pm

    Someone who doesn’t even understand what “convicted” means

  161. July 27, 2022 8:42 am

    It’s going really well, thanks ToSY.

    In fact, Alan Joyce called me yesterday to apologise for all the systemic failures but wanted to convey his appreciation to both you and YoM and because of your unwavering support he still has the strength and conviction to keep fighting on. Well done!

  162. TB Queensland permalink
    July 27, 2022 9:48 am

    reb of Melbourne permalink*
    July 26, 2022 7:07 pm

    Snob! 😋

  163. Splatterbottom permalink
    July 27, 2022 9:52 am

    “he still has the strength and conviction to keep fighting on.”

    Good to see he has the conviction!

  164. July 27, 2022 9:55 am

    LOL @splatterbottom

  165. Tom R permalink
    July 27, 2022 9:58 am

    And here I was thinking that YoM was the only one who showed up here to humiliate himself in a public forum…

    not.so.fast.reb 😉

    How’s that campaign going to get the leprechaun held to account?

  166. TB Queensland permalink
    July 27, 2022 10:31 am

    Hehehehe … a gotcha moment … methinks …

    https://inqld.com.au/business/2022/07/27/qantas-says-sorry-as-it-vows-to-hire-more-staff-cut-some-flights/

  167. TB Queensland permalink
    July 27, 2022 10:31 am

    LOL! @ The Chaser!

  168. July 27, 2022 10:54 am

    From TB’s link…

    “Qantas has become Australia’s worst-performing airline in recent months, with understaffing of airport jobs causing delays, cancellations and lost luggage.”

    BLASPHEMY….!!!

  169. Tom R permalink
    July 27, 2022 11:10 am

    Qantas has become Australia’s worst-performing airline

    But they are the Land From Down Unders airline, so bottom is top, isn’t it?

  170. Tom R permalink
    July 27, 2022 11:12 am

    She really puts the c*nt in cuntry

  171. Tony permalink
    July 27, 2022 1:58 pm

    because of your unwavering support he still has the strength and conviction to keep fighting on. Well done!

    Good to hear. I’m glad we’ve helped stiffen his resolve.😬

  172. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 27, 2022 2:28 pm

    The left-
    * Let’s not talk about systemic corruption in the Andrews government
    * Let’s endlessly talk about some lost bags, and invent nonsense like “convicted”

  173. TB Queensland permalink
    July 27, 2022 3:11 pm

    I’m glad we’ve helped stiffen his resolve.

    Hope that’s all you stiffened while doing it. 🤩

  174. July 27, 2022 4:05 pm

    “Convicted” is a useful concept because it can clearly indicate “guilt” and in the Court of Public Opinion he’s been found “guilty”.

    (Warning – abstract concept employed – defined in terms of an entity that has no physical or spatial constraints because it has no direct representation in the physical world. )

    If Australia allowed open competition in the airline industry, then Joyce would be history.

  175. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 27, 2022 4:11 pm

    Err…this comment has nothing to do with “public opinion”
    “Alan Joyce found guilty by the Courts”
    It’s exactly the type of invented nonsense that gets passed of as fact.

  176. July 27, 2022 4:48 pm

    ToM – are you suggesting that the Court of Public Opinion is NOT a useful concept?

    In the business (and political) world, the Court of Public Opinion can be far more influential than any other court. Last time I looked, the Court of Public Opinion changed Joyce’s behavior quite significantly. Something about being ‘match fit’.

  177. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 27, 2022 4:52 pm

    I’m suggesting that saying – “Alan Joyce found guilty by the Courts “…is ignorant garbage, the stuff that the left just regurgitates

  178. TB Queensland permalink
    July 27, 2022 6:07 pm

    It’s exactly the type of invented nonsense that gets passed of as fact.

    Sounds like most of your comments, m’lard …

  179. reb of Melbourne permalink*
    July 27, 2022 6:15 pm

    “ignorant garbage”

    Like “Dan Andrews is trashing Victoria”…. ??

    That sort of “ignorant garbage..?”

  180. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 27, 2022 6:54 pm

    Go tell Bernard Keane
    https://www.crikey.com.au/2022/07/21/dan-andrews-leads-rotten-government-should-resign/
    Then square away – Alan Joyce found guilty by the Courts “

  181. July 28, 2022 6:50 am

    The ‘sanctions’ are changing things – but maybe not as expected.

  182. Splatterbottom permalink
    July 28, 2022 9:02 am

  183. Tom R permalink
    July 28, 2022 11:24 am

    Seriously — the man has been leader for 12 years, premier for eight, suspects something is happening that is “a serious problem” and “a corruption risk” — and seems to do nothing about it.

    “Go tell Bernard Keane” who referred the matter to IBAC in the first place and has committed to implementing every single one of their recommendations.

    He really is quite a stupid person. On the upside, he does write shit columns about both sides of politics

  184. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 28, 2022 2:15 pm

    Dan-
    * Party leader for 12 years
    * Knew there was branch stacking, corruption and misuse of public funds
    * Appointed the leader of the corrupt behaviour to the ministry
    * Did nothing until it became an issue in the media

  185. Tom R permalink
    July 28, 2022 2:30 pm

    Did nothing until he had enough evidence to take it to icac

  186. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 28, 2022 2:43 pm

    12 years as party leader and did zero, zilch, nothing until the press investigated, and uncovered outrageous misappropriation of public funds and corrupt behaviour
    But let’s talk about some lost bags

  187. Tom R permalink
    July 28, 2022 3:41 pm

    nothing until the press investigated

    Well, unless reporting it to ICAC is nothing, then, yea.

    But the bags, OK 🙂 It appears even joyce now admits it was he who stuffed up. And, he’s going to fix his fuck up by, providing less services. What a role model of Management Exceptionalism Australian Noir.

    https://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/we-have-not-been-delivering-qantas-apologises-to-frustrated/2txcdgv6o

  188. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 28, 2022 4:08 pm

    So view of the left is that even if the ALP deeply and systemically corrupt, don’t blame the guy who has leader for the entire period, 12 years
    The report on branch stacking within the ALP released by the Independent Broad-based Anti-Corruption Commission (IBAC) and Victorian Ombudsman yesterday is scathing. Public resources were misused by ALP ministers
    Staffing jobs were used for internal political work and nepotism — instead of serving the public, appointees worked, sometimes full-time, on factional hackery, or never showed up for work at all. Attempts were made to misdirect grants to factional mates. The report finds there was a culture of branch stacking within the Victorian ALP that went beyond Somyurek’s faction, and the misconduct was openly or tacitly condoned by senior figures in the party.
    The ombudsman and IBAC, the latter carefully and conveniently prevented by legislation from suggesting its subjects may have broken the law, went out of their way to explain that no laws were broken only because laws against abuse of public resources and misuse of office are so vague in Victoria as to be practically unenforceable.

    Luckily the ombudsman got a referral, luckily Dan was premier for about a decade and presided over unenforceable laws
    But let’s talk about lost bags!

  189. Tom R permalink
    July 28, 2022 5:25 pm

    ALP deeply and systemically corrupt,

    Yes, the ones who report and sack the offenders, are deeply corrupt, unlike the mob who ignore and promote those who are found to do wrong

    Maybe we should talk about lobsters and bags 😉

  190. July 28, 2022 5:35 pm

    Let’s talk international ‘power plays’.

  191. TB Queensland permalink
    July 28, 2022 6:22 pm

    But let’s talk about lost bags!

    Or Angus Taylor, Tudge, Littleproud … FFS! the list just goes on! And on ………. ad infinitum ….

    And wrong is wrong! Fkn “political class” = no class at all, just a wayward bunch of incompetent private school bullies … all of ’em on both sides of our parliament! (I exclude the Bogan Bitch Hanson from the private schools! – did she go to school?!)

  192. TB Queensland permalink
    July 28, 2022 6:35 pm

    Chuckle Let’s talk international ‘power plays’. So true …

    “History Doesn’t Repeat Itself, but It Often Rhymes” (Mark Twain) … “nothing is new” (our guide in Egypt ’97) … “we live in interesting times” (Joseph Chamberlain).

    Lt. Richard Sharpe is currently with the Rifles in Spain* … the British have been run off by the French and the Spanish are desperate …

    *Bernard Cornwell, the Sharpe series

  193. TB Queensland permalink
    July 28, 2022 6:39 pm

    For those who “panic” the inflation rate of “predicted” 7% is not unusual …

    https://www.macrotrends.net/countries/AUS/australia/inflation-rate-cpi

  194. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 28, 2022 6:48 pm

    If anyone wants to express an opinion about the Russian invasion of Ukraine, maybe try using their own words, to express their views.
    Blandly posting a video of the views of someone else is particularly arrogant, and therefore unsurprising

  195. TB Queensland permalink
    July 28, 2022 7:09 pm

    Blandly posting a video of the views of someone else is particularly arrogant …

    Especially for someone who can’t use an ereader and to my knowledge (correct me if I’m wrong) has never uploaded a Youtube leeeenk … you do know how that works, m’lard?

  196. reb of Melbourne permalink*
    July 28, 2022 7:19 pm

    “Blandly posting a video of the views of someone else is particularly arrogant, “

    FMD. Barely a day has passed since some arrogant prick posted a link to an opinion piece penned by Bernard Keane.

    🙄

  197. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 28, 2022 7:32 pm

    Read an article in a few minutes or watch an inarticulate old bloke stumble over his words for 8 minutes and realise he has nothing new to say.
    Even left dills will notice the difference

  198. July 28, 2022 7:43 pm

    What IS the height of arrogance is the view that a keyboard warrior of somewhat limited life experience can do better than an internationally recognised “expert”. If so, then why not link to published papers authored via your own hand.

    Perhaps ToM does his own medical diagnosis: represents himself in Court; services his motor vehicles; pilots his own plane; removes damaged teeth via a length of cord and a heavy door… ?

    First to admit, that most of my expressed views come from the generalised “other”. Things I’ve read. Always have and always will. It’s why we rely on “education”. You ought to try it. A new experience.

  199. reb of Melbourne permalink*
    July 28, 2022 7:46 pm

    Yeah nah, you’re still just blandly posting someone else’s views which apparently smacks of arrogance by your own standards.

    Even an arrogant fuckhead should be able to spot the blatant hypocrisy.

  200. reb of Melbourne permalink*
    July 28, 2022 7:48 pm

    “You ought to try it.”

    Don’t waste your breath MN.

    YoM is the resident expert on everything here. Or at least he thinks he is… 🙄

  201. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 28, 2022 7:49 pm

    If you’re sufficiently informed and educated, you’re capable of expressing your own views.
    If I wish to discuss the opinions of your nominated experts, I’ll pop into a site that features their articles.
    To blandly post a YouTube video, with watch this and you’ll understand is arrogance.
    But I suppose someone who says – “Asia thinks…” isn’t really up to the challenge of distilling their reading (and video watching) into coherent opinions

  202. reb of Melbourne permalink*
    July 28, 2022 8:03 pm

    The arrogance knows no bounds.

    Keep digging YoM.

  203. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    July 28, 2022 8:55 pm

    * Alan Joyce found guilty by the Court”
    * Asia thinks…

    🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  204. Tom R permalink
    July 28, 2022 9:31 pm

    Blandly posting a video of the views of someone else is particularly arrogant

  205. July 29, 2022 6:57 am

    Dear oh dear. Another video on Ukraine – (made by an ‘other’) – and it shows another side of Zelensky.

  206. Splatterbottom permalink
    July 29, 2022 8:16 am

    No surprise here – the lawless Cunts Fuck ME & U is about to be let off the leash. The millions they bribed Labor with was obviously money well spent.

    The building regulator Anthony Albanese is axing has secured maximum court fines, with the judge comparing union officials to “troglodytes” over “disgusting homophobic slurs”.

    In Albo’s world it is the regulator securing convictions over criminal unions that needs to be shut down. Criminal activity is the stock-in-trade of the ALP and their union paymasters.

  207. Splatterbottom permalink
    July 29, 2022 8:28 am

    “YoM is the resident expert on everything here.”

    I don’t think he is alone in having opinions. However, unlike some of his interlocuters, he is not some jabbering gerbil spitting shit from the cosy confines of the Stairman’s rectum.

  208. Splatterbottom permalink
    July 29, 2022 8:33 am

    “most of my expressed views come from the generalised “other”. Things I’ve read. Always have and always will. It’s why we rely on “education”. You ought to try it. A new experience.

    Some people actually think for themselves. You ought to try it. A new experience.

  209. July 29, 2022 8:39 am

    https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

  210. TB Queensland permalink
    July 29, 2022 6:31 pm

    reb! WGAFF waht this fucking disgusting prick looks like even if its like a big dick with a red tickler on the end of it … another wannabe that should have a third eye!

    Sick of dumb people being manipulated by dumb arseholes (its fkn Arseholes in Oz! Not fkn Assholes) with an ill-gotten treasure chest – and/or guns … and the Yanks and Yankeephiles are so fucking easy to yank! Ugly is as ugly does!

  211. Neil of Sydney permalink
    July 29, 2022 8:38 pm

    Victoria’s economy is the best performing in the nation overall, including leading all states and territories

    Even if true so what? Howard/Costello took unemployment from 8% to 4% and govt debt from 18% of GDP to zero and lost govt in 2007. Howard is the only govt since 1972 to reduce govt debt.

    We now have $1 trillion of govt debt thanks to the retards who voted for Rudd in 2007

  212. Tom R permalink
    July 29, 2022 10:53 pm

    Criminal activity is the stock-in-trade of the ALP and their union paymasters.

    According to yomm, judges decisions don’t mean anything. I guess that is ouble true when you consider the judge 😉

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-12-06/judge-salvatore-vasta-sued-for-wrongly-jailing-qld-man/100676922

  213. TB Queensland permalink
    July 30, 2022 9:04 am

    New Aussie slang for late flights & lost bags.

    “Joyced”

    “I’ll be late to the meeting my flight was Joyced”.

    “I’ll need to buy some clothes- my bags got Joyced”.

    LOL!

    Seems, Lord ToM, is out of step … again … fuckin’ Dan!

  214. July 30, 2022 11:06 am

    TB re your link:

    Qantas apologised to travellers this week. In an interview on the Sydney radio station 2GB, senior manager Andrew David acknowledged the airline had let customers down.

    “We are the national carrier – people have high expectations of us, we have high expectations of ourselves – and clearly over the last few months we have not been delivering what we did pre-Covid,” he said.

    Who is this “Andrew David” character? The real deal, the public face is now part of the National Anthem learnt by every child. You know:

    Australians all let us ring Joyce , for we are young …

    Lol.

  215. July 30, 2022 12:34 pm

    My thoughts are with YoM at this difficult time… 😆😆😆

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-07-30/act-government-ends-dispute-with-construction-union/101284430

  216. TB Queensland permalink
    July 30, 2022 1:00 pm

    If you want a chuckle at political/religious bigot, check out Hildebrand’s “column” in, The Guardian.

  217. TB Queensland permalink
    July 30, 2022 1:04 pm

    On a serious note … family net door has Covid … decided to do a RAT (sic) test … you’ll be pleased to know that they are not only manufactured in China but also Certified in China …

    Now … should I or shouldn’t I … 🤒

  218. July 30, 2022 2:30 pm

    If you don’t want your country to be in a “recession”, then just change the “definition”.

    And then go further.

    Wikipedia has frozen edits to its page for “recession,” halting a frenzy of changes to the entry after the Biden administration insisted that the U.S. economy has not entered a economic downturn.

    https://www.npr.org/2022/07/29/1114599942/wikipedia-recession-edits

    It’s called – constructing reality. Every person does it but don’t tell anyone that governments do it too.

  219. July 31, 2022 1:02 am

    what i mean

  220. Back In Some Form`Teabag permalink
    August 1, 2022 12:07 pm

    it’s lots of empty carping by the mindless
    Great description of the last nine years of clowntown.`

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